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University of Miami Student Zone



Welcome to the University of Miami Student Zone, home of the student athletic experience for every Hurricane at U.  Find out upcoming student promotions and events, useful information regarding student ticketing, and the latest news on campus.  For the most recent information on students, be sure to check out Sebastian’s Quick Hits.


Sebastian’s Weekly Quick Hits
Student Ticketing – Have you signed into your Student Ticketing account?  You should’ve received an email this week with information on how to log-in to your student ticketing account.  What’s that?  You’ll need to print out your ticket or load it onto your mobile phone and show your Cane Card at the gates if you want to get into the football games this season. It’s so simple and easy your parents might even be able to figure it out.  Well, let’s not get carried away. Check out the Student Ticketing below for more information.

This Week’s Events

Friday, September 28 – 7 p.m. - Volleyball vs. Duke
The Hurricanes have spent most of the month on the road, but will return home for two important ACC matches this weekend.  The first 300 fans will receive a free Miami drawstring bag.   It’s Family Weekend, so join us at volleyball as students can receive free admission for two guests with their CaneID and Sebastian will be on hand for Family Portraits.  

Saturday, September 29 – Noon – Football vs. NC State
The Canes are coming off an exciting win over Georgia Tech on the road.  They’re 2-0 in ACC play and 3-1 overall as NC State comes to town.

Sunday, September 30 – 1 p.m. – Volleyball vs. Wake Forest 
Finish off the weekend with your parents by joining us for the Volleyball match on Sunday. There will be an ice cream social at the game, so join us for free ice cream.

Sebastian for President 
Sebastian has announced his candidacy for President.  Help the Ibis take down the Duck and help stay at the top of the standings in the Capital One Mascot Challenge.  Vote today, vote tomorrow, vote until you’re blue in the face.  Then vote again.  Go to   


Don’t Get Left Out of the Athletics Social Circle – Are we Facebook friends?  We should be.  Are you following me on Twitter?  I guess you missed that then.  Don’t let it happen again @HurricaneSports.  



Student Ticketing has changed!  You will now need to log-in to your own personal Ticketmaster account and print out your ticket each week or load it on to your mobile phone. Then show your ticket and CaneCard at the gate.  For questions, contact


Check-in.  Get Points.  Win Cool Stuff.  
Come out and support your Hurricanes!  By attending Hurricane Athletic Events you can win Hurricane Force points that will win you cool gear, prizes, and exclusive experiences.  Be sure to check-in to see the next event that we’ll be awarding points.



Category 5 ("Cat 5") is the official Spirit Programming Board of the "U".  It is a branch of Student Government that works directly with Hurricane Athletics and various student organizations to plan events on campus to promote our school traditions, spirit, and athletic programs.  Cat 5's events range from pep rallies, away trips, meet and greets with players and coaches, tailgates, watch parties, and much more!  Our executive board also operates the popular Hurricane Force program which rewards students for attending Miami Hurricanes athletic events.  Category 5 manages the inflatable tunnel and helmet found on field at the beginning of every Miami Hurricanes football game along with assisting with the smoke.  Storm Surge, the official Miami Basketball student section, is also produced and maintained by Category 5.  In 2012, the organization won the Excellence in Programming and Most Spirited Organization SOAR awards. Category 5 meets every Monday night at 8 p.m. in UC237.  For more information, visit our website at


The Hurricanes Organization of the Week is designed to recognize a University of Miami student organization that exhibits exemplary spirit and support of Hurricanes Athletics.

The organization of the week will receive the opportunity to be recognized at a University of Miami football game. A selected number of organization members from the winning group each week will get to go on the field during a timeout and will be recognized on the video board and over the PA.

To become the Hurricanes Organization of the Week, student organizations will need to have the most students sign in at the marketing table for their organization at the designated UM Athletics event of the week. Students do not need to be organization members, but need to sign in for that organization.

Designated UM Athletic Events for the 2012 Season
9/29/12 – Football vs. NC State – TBA
Designated Event: 9/21/12 – Women’s Soccer vs. UT-San Antonio – 7 p.m.

10/13/12 – Football vs. North Carolina – TBA
Designated Event: 10/7/12 - Volleyball vs. North Carolina – 1 p.m.

10/20/12 – Football vs. Florida State – TBA
Designated Event: TBA

11/1/12 – Football vs. Virginia Tech – 7:30 p.m.
Designated Event: 10/25/12 – Women’s Soccer vs. Florida State – 7 p.m.

11/17/12 – Football vs. USF – TBA
Designated Event: 11/9/12 – Women’s Basketball vs. North Florida – 7 p.m.


The Canes Spirit Cup is a UM Athletics Residential Challenge between the six Residential Colleges on campus. It is a two week challenge during each semester that covers three areas: attendance, spirit, and competition. Three sporting events are designated challenge events in the Fall (FB, VB, WSOC) and Spring (MBB, WBB, BSBL). The Residence College with the most points at the end of the competition will win the Canes Spirit Cup for that semester.

Attendance – students sign in at a designated table; points are awarded for most residents in attendance and highest percentage of students in attendance.

Competition – each residential college enters a student to participate in a pre-determined contest to take place at the sporting event; points are awarded based on the results of the competition.

Spirit – points are awarded at the discretion of marketing based on school spirit; points based on general UM spirit, noise, creativity, props, costumes at events.

Fall Challenge
Football – Punt, Pass, and Kick Competition; one male and one female from each Residential College. Contest takes place either pre-game or half-time of a UM Football game.
Soccer – Dribble & Shoot Obstacle Competition; two males and two females from each Residential College. Contest takes place at half-time of a UM Soccer game.
Volleyball – Skills Challenge & Relay Competition; two males and two females from each Residential College. Contest takes place at intermission of a UM Volleyball game.

Attendance – Points are awarded based on total attendance and percentage of residential college in attendance. 7, 5, 3, and 1 point are awarded for each category.
Competition – 7, 5, 3, and 1 point are awarded based on the finishing order for each competition.
Spirit – Points are awarded for school spirit, noise, creativity, props, and costumes at events at the discretion of UM Athletics.

Fall 2012 Challenge Games:
10/5 – VB vs. NC State – 7 p.m. (FRI)
10/11 – WSOC vs. UVA – 7 p.m. (THUR)
10/13 – FB vs. UNC – TBA (SAT)


UM Athletics is excited to host events with our Graduate, Law, and Medical School Students. We have two graduate student tailgates scheduled for Fall sporting events. Email to receive your invitation.

Sunday, Oct. 28 – Volleyball vs. Virginia @ 1 p.m.

Be sure to stay tuned for other events with your graduate associations at UM Athletic events.


Do you want to be heard? Have a question or a great idea? Maybe schedule an event for your student organization at a sporting event this season? Email to let us know what you’re thinking.